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1961 National 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 49 of 52
Sunday, October 15, 1961 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC
267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:20:20
Average Speed: 119.95 mph
Pole Speed: 138.577 mph
Cautions: 3 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.5 cl
Attendance: 35,821
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1961 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1961 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
13   Rex White4Chevrolet159.040   135.815    
15   Ned Jarrett11Chevrolet159.860   135.118    
16   Tommy Irwin2Chevrolet159.900   135.084    
24   Emanuel Zervakis85Chevrolet162.190   133.177    
25   Joe Lee Johnson14Chevrolet163.720   131.932    
30   J.C. Hendrix30Chevrolet168.420   128.251    
34   L.D. Austin74Chevrolet172.780   125.014    
36   Tiny Lund96Chevrolet173.310   124.632    
43   George Green1Chevrolet   .000    
19   Buck Baker87Chrysler160.530   134.554    
27   Herb Tillman86Chrysler165.470   130.537    
3   Banjo Matthews94Ford157.310   137.308    
4   Fred Lorenzen28Ford157.330   137.291    
8   Bobby Johns72Ford157.680   136.986    
9   Nelson Stacy29Ford157.940   136.761    
10   Speedy Thompson21Ford158.140   136.588    
11   Bunkie Blackburn9Ford158.280   136.467    
18   Elmo Langley32Ford160.400   134.663    
20   Bill Morgan66Ford160.860   134.278    
23   Elmo Henderson82Ford161.750   133.539    
28   Ed Livingston68Ford165.510   130.505    
31   Jimmy Pardue54Ford169.740   127.253    
32   Herman Beam19Ford171.960   125.610    
33   Joe Jones77Ford172.400   125.290    
38   Sal Tovella83Ford175.100   123.358    
42   Wendell Scott34Ford   .000    
39   Lee Reitzel93Ford   .000    
40   Johnny Allen15Ford   .000    
41   Tubby Gonzales80Ford   .000    
37   Curtis Crider62Mercury173.550   124.460    
22   Richard Petty43Plymouth161.660   133.614    
29   Darel Dieringer42Plymouth166.130   130.019    
35   Doug Yates23Plymouth173.090   124.791    
1   David Pearson3Pontiac155.870   138.577    
2   Fireball Roberts22Pontiac155.960   138.497    
5   Marvin Panch20Pontiac156.020   138.444    
6   Joe Weatherly8Pontiac157.360   137.265    
7   Jack Smith47Pontiac157.590   137.064    
12   Junior Johnson27Pontiac158.780   136.037    
14   Bob Welborn18Pontiac159.070   135.789    
17   Ken Rush59Pontiac160.280   134.764    
21   Cotton Owens6Pontiac161.200   133.995    
26   Woodie Wilson5Pontiac164.780   131.083    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   none